Chris Searle wrote a very thorough - and loving - review for Qotob Trio's Entity in The Morning Star.
" Uncannily, the three make melodies and improvise as if they have been musical confreres all through their very different lives."
Read the full review on the Morning Star website or by clicking the link on the right.
The band of accordions closes its workshop season and plays a small gig at Muziekpublique's open doors, as a teaser for next season.
workshop & concerts:
For 2 years now, on behalf of the Cell Culture CPAS d'Uccle, Piet Maris coaches musicians who are in a precarious situation. At the inauguration of Het Huys (before: gc Candelaershuys) the musicians create a live soundtrack for images made by the artists of Kadanja, followed by a small concert.
27/05/18 (BE) UKKEL project Fluo, Het Huys
Tot 31 mei kon je meedoen aan de wedstrijd van Ik en den Theo voor scholen om een gratis concert te winnen: de deelnemers maakten een clip bij een liedje!
Dit was het wedstrijdregelement.
Today, Belgian radio stations RTBF La Première and VRT Radio 1 focus on world music. La Première joins the World Day for Cultural Diversity through its musical program, with a.o. Arabanda (former project by Jaune Toujours on Arabo-Andalusian music). From 9am til 4pm, Radio 1 brings "Reis Rond De Wereld" (Trip Around The World) with world music, interviews and live sessions from a.o. Mec Yek.
Relisten Reis rond de Wereld here.
Watch Mec Yek's live-sessie in the studio of VRT Radio 1 here.
Taking up the theme of the 2018 Zinneke Parade, this exhibition will accompany its final preparations to this typical Brussels event. It will try to expand this theme to the maximum by stretching the limits of what is legal and what is illegal. It will explore various aspects such as nudity, masks, struggle, exile, violence, terrorism, addiction, procrastination, virtual world, big brother, superheroes, fiction and wild interventions in the public space ...
Legality is not universal, it is defined temporally and geographically to be able to live together, sometimes by a democratic consensus, sometimes more dictatorially. The convictions and fluctuating morality of everyone can push some to overcome these limits without feeling outlawed. The invited artists explore these limits and when they overlap, it is often with a playful and provocative enjoyment.
Luc Broché, Pierrick Sorin, Ugo schiavi, Christophe Blanc et Jean-François Oliver, Laurent d’Ursel, Guyom alias Butcher-X, Vincent Peal, Alex GD, Adrien Guigon, Obêtre, Théophane Raballand, Collectif Hashët / Zinneke Parade 2018, Flavie Bicard & guests
Friday March 23 from 18.00-21.00
19.00: Mask making workshop with the collective Hashet for the Masked Ball of the Zinneke Parade 2018
20.00 concert/performance by Tat2NoisAct
Tat2NoisAct wishes to give you back your primitive ways and use them to mark your eardrums. Far from commercial tattooing and formatted music, driven by an instinctive energy and a desire to go stronger, faster, Tat2NoisAct goes back to the DIY spirit of the beginning of punk.
More info (in French) on the website of Le Jacques Franck
'Alles Normaal' is the first track to come out of Europeana, the forthcoming album by Jaune Toujours. This version was recorded live at Magasin 4, Brussels.
Available on Bandcamp, Spotify and all major streaming platforms.
The song is in Dutch, optional subtitles available on Youtube in English and French.
The music video was shot during the live recording of the song at Magasin 4 and on location at the Parc Maximilien in Brussels.
Music video by Sarah Baur.
Choux de Bruxelles proudly presents the first episode of the making of 'Europeana', the new album by Jaune Toujours.
Tri-lingual vlog - subtitles available in English, Dutch and French.
Vlog trilingue - sous-titrage en français, néerlandais et anglais.
Drietalige vlog - ondertiteling in het Nederlands, Engels en Frans.
Sorry this first episode is quite noisy, we'll work on that.
For the next episodes of our vlog, we would like you to send us your questions!
What would you like to know about Jaune Toujours?
We'll be talking to Piet, Théophane, Mathieu, Mattias, Bart, Dirk, Yamen and Jo. Don't be shy! No question is too weird or silly.
Denis Rognoy talks about Qotob Trio with Piet Maris and Bassel Abou Fakher in Quartier du Son.
Dixit Denis: "A meticulous sound, very soaring and cinematic!"
Discover the interview (mostly in French) here on RCF Brussels!
© photo Simon Blackley
Make a fun video with your pupils and win a free concert of Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Théo in your class or at your school * during the last week of July 2018!
* free for a concert with up to 100 spectators - from 100 spectators the school has to provide sound equipment (eg via the municipality) or Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Théo will bring extra material, at a cost of € 750
Below you will find the most important information about how you can participate.
We are looking forward to your submissions!
How can you participate?
sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will send you the listen links to the music
choose one of the following songs from the 2nd album Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Théo 2.0:
- We maken muziek / On fait de la musique
- ABC Detective
invent a good concept together with your students and choose which form your clip will receive:
- a film in which the students act and / or dance
- a stop motion animated film, with which all pupils cooperate
a mixed form
- request a download link for the song you have chosen
- create a script
find the necessary material
film and edit the clip with your students
- film with a smartphone, tablet or consumer camera, you do not need an expensive video camera
- edit with free programs such as iMovie on the laptop or tablet
do not hesitate to ask our director Sarah if you are stuck
upload your movie on our YouTube channel (for copyright reasons) before May 31.
our jury - consisting of Ik en den Theo and members of our artists' collective Choux de Bruxelles - chooses the winner in the first week of June 2018 and informs him, after which the practical arrangements for the concert are made in mutual consultation
second and third prize: a copy of the album Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Théo 2.0 for all pupils and the teacher who participated in the making of the videoclip (max 30)
for each participating class: 1 copy per class of the album Ik en den Theo / Moi et le Théo 2.0
good luck and above all have fun!